About Kate Franke


“With a chai latte and a slice of pumpkin bread in hand, I’m ready to tackle the world!”

-Kate Franke


My name is Kate Franke (she/her). I am a home and lifestyle focused writer. I am interning at Food Network Magazine and The Pioneer Woman Magazine through the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME). The main components of my position are assisting the features teams with research, product sourcing, producing editorial packages, and general organization. I am looking for a full-time editorial position at a reputable publication.


Before my internship with Food Network and Pioneer Woman magazines, I apprenticed at Dotdash Meredith with their Premium Publishing Home Design team where I produced and wrote front-of-book and main edit articles. After the apprenticeship, I freelanced for the team and began my current internship at Hearst. I have bylines in Food Network Magazine, The Pioneer Woman, BHG, Dream Kitchens & Baths, Cottage Style, Beautiful Kitchens & Baths, Modern Farmhouse Style, Drake Mag, and The Times-Delphic.


I graduated summa cum laude from Drake University in May 2022 with a B.A. and B.A.J.M.C. While at Drake, I majored in Magazine Media and Writing with a minor in Leadership Development. I received honors from Kappa Tau Alpha and Sigma Tau Delta, as well as a Top Scholar Award for the highest overall grade point average in the School of Journalism & Mass Communications.


When I’m not writing, I can be found browsing local shops in nearby small towns or reading my way through my TBR list. I also love consuming new, forward-thinking content, whether it’s journalism, movies, music, or fashion. I approach it with an open mind, curious about what the next ‘great’ thing will be.